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ND AG agents covering up crimes for police – questions created about Andrew Sadek investigation

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 15, 2017, 10:45 A.M. CST

From unexplained police shootings to unexplained deaths to the senseless death of a young college student named Andrew Sadek – the State of North Dakota is drowning in questions.

Was a former North Dakota Sheriff secretly involved in a slow speed pursuit of an unarmed motorist that was ultimately shot by police?

Records that show former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was involved in the pursuit of David James Elliott were obtained by Write Into Action from the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI); obtained only after a very long game of hide n’ go seek by the BCI, Grand Forks Police Department, and Grand Forks County PSAP.

The North Dakota Attorney General’s Office, which oversees the BCI, attempted to hide the existence of 911 and police cam evidence in the case by not recording the collection of the evidence into inventory.

Write Into Action obtained the 911 recording and police videos from the BCI after using recorded statements from BCI agents during post-shooting interviews wherein they referred to the evidence – which proved the agency possessed the data.

There now exists a Tsunami of evidence that shows law enforcement in North Dakota is conspiring within to protect itself from lawsuits and federal prosecution.

Write Into Action’s continuing investigation shows the cover-up is connected to former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild.


It appears Wild’s involvement is being covered up by law enforcement officials including the present Sheriff of Walsh County, North Dakota.

Let’s get to it.

Evidence shows the Walsh County Sheriff’s Department was involved in the pursuit of David James Elliott on February 27-28, 2015. The Elliott pursuit spanned multiple counties and ended in the parking lot of a Grand Forks hospital where he was shot by a University of North Dakota police officer.


Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens told Write Into Action, “Walsh County had no involvement with the chase or anything involving that case.”

But…that’s simply not true.

Public records clearly show Walsh County was involved.

During a 911 call made by David James Elliott on February 27-28, 2015, Elliott, who was refusing to pull over for police on Interstate 29, north of Grand Forks, said former Walsh County Sheriff Lauren Wild was following him.

The biggest, amongst the many problems with Wild’s alleged involvement in the pursuit was that he was/is no longer the Sheriff. Wild exited office for retirement after being named a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed by Walsh County Deputy Ron Nord.

The Walsh County Press reported on Lauren Wild’s retirement party in their January 14, 2015 edition.


Walsh was no longer a member of law enforcement and should not have been involved in pursuing vehicles.


Is there any reason why a controversial career sheriff might be interjecting himself into a midnight pursuit instead of being at home in bed sleeping?





Elliott had in his possession “thousands of pills” according to the BCI.

While talking to Grand Forks Police Officer Matthew Bullinger over 911 while he was being followed by police, Elliott reacted when he saw a vehicle pass him. “Oh, now he’s stopping. Now he’s turning around. Walsh County Sheriff’s Department -Lauren,” Elliott said.

BCI records appear to show that there was in fact a Walsh County Sheriff’s Office vehicle involved in the pursuit. “Grand Forks Police Department Officer Matt Bullinger stated that DAVID ELLIOTT mentioned the Walsh County Sheriff’s deputy’s name and that he did not like him,” BCI agent Michael Ness reported.

Agent Ness’ assertion that David Elliott did not like the “Walsh County Sheriff’s deputy” makes no sense because Elliott was afraid of “Lauren Wild” – and Wild was/is not a deputy – he was a former sheriff.

Ness omitted Wild’s name and title.

This is bad, folks.

Walsh County Sheriff Ron Jurgens said the sheriff’s office had no involvement whatsoever.

Jurgens’ statement appears to be false on its face.

The BCI interviewed North Dakota State Trooper Matthew Peschong regarding his involvement in the pursuit of David Elliott. “Trooper Peschong received a call from Walsh County, North Dakota. Dispatch advised him that the vehicle involved in the earlier pursuit was parked at the Oslo exit on Interstate 29 (I-29),” the BCI report said.

That statement directly contradicts Jurgens’ claim that Walsh County had no involvement.


New information obtained by Write Into Action reveals another police officer, Sgt, Mark Ellingson, Grand Forks Police, also said the Walsh County Sheriff’s Office was involved.

“We had called Grafton PD. We told Grafton and I think they contacted Walsh County, NDHP, and then of course GFSO already knew,” Ellingson told BCI agents.

Write Into Action contacted Sheriff Jurgens for a comment regarding emerging information that shows Walsh County was involved but Jurgens did not respond.

Evidence shows Wild was involved in the Elliott case at some level.

During an interview with the BCI, David Elliott’s wife, Jennifer Elliott, along with her mother Margaret Dolan, said Wild was talking about the shooting. The two ladies said Wild knew UND police officer Jerad Braaten – the police officer that shot David Elliott.

Jennifer Elliott and Dolan claimed Braaten had once worked for the Grafton Police Department.

BCI AGENT SCOTT KRAFT: Can I ask where you got that information?”



“[Jerad Braaten] worked at Grafton – that’s what Lauren Wild was saying – that he was asked to leave. That’s what we were hearing from Lauren Wild that he worked for the Grafton police – he was let go – he was asked to leave,” Jennifer Elliott said.

Write Into Action contacted Grafton Police Chief Anthony Dumas and inquired about Wild’s claims. “Jerad Braaten has never had any affiliation with the Grafton Police Department. He was never employed here, therefore, couldn’t have been asked to resign. Retired Sheriff Lauren Wild was mistaken when he commented on this,” Chief Dumas said.

Jennifer Elliott said Wild was a friend of their family.

“We’re from Grafton. Grafton’s my home town. So, Lauren Wild would be a good friend to my mom’s brothers. Yeah, so we know him very well,” Jennifer Elliott said.

During the pursuit, David Elliott was experiencing extreme anxiety over Wild.

“I’ve dealt with a lot police in my time. I’ve never met such a prick in my life. That guy is corrupt! I mean I’m not even kidding you – he is. He’s a corrupt cop. That’s for somebody else to judge and find out. But he’s got away with it for years. I hate him so much I feel like putting it to the floor and seeing what that son-of-a-bitch really has,” Elliott said.

Elliott appeared to suggest that he knew Wild was dangerous and violent.

“My whole life I’ve been beat to shit out of by cops. And Lauren has the traits and aspects and everything of the same shit,” David Elliott said.

Elliott repeatedly explained to GFDP Bullinger over the PSAP (911) line that he was not stopping his vehicle because he was afraid of Lauren Wild. “I’m sorry but I don’t trust that cop Lauren. It’s his vehicle; I know his vehicle; he’s a fucking asshole; the most crookedest cop,” David Elliott said.

During post shooting interviews BCI agent Michael Ness made numerous statements that have created significant suspicions about the integrity of BCI investigations.

Ness told Jennifer Elliott that he knew Jerad Braaten (the rookie cop on his first job that is heard planning a confrontation with Elliott on cam recording; the rookie cop that was not scheduled to work on the night in question; the rookie cop that was ‘training’ a UNDPD female intern on the night he was not scheduled to work; the rookie cop that asked the UNDPD female intern he was ‘training’ to fix his body-cam on his shirt only minutes before shooting someone; the rookie cop that did not have his body cam on during the several hours he was (supposedly) already working; the rookie cop that has his body-cam on wrong so it captured no visual; the rookie cop that (supposedly) did not activate his dash-cam) and that he was “meticulous” with “attention to detail”.

Ness also attested to the great character of Lauren Wild saying, “Lauren’s probably the nicest guy you’ll ever meet”.

Write Into Action has obtained BCI files regarding the Andrew Sadek case.


EXCLUSIVE: Write Into Action has obtained the secret video of David James Elliott being shot – official story is a lie! – – – Investigative journalist assaulted head-on by vehicle one day before obtaining video – – – by Timothy Charles Holmseth on January 13, 2016, 08:35 P.M. CST

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The David James Elliott pursuit and shooting

  • David James Elliott telephoned Grand Forks PSAP (911) almost immediately after GFPD Dan Harvala attempted to pull him over for running a red light. David Elliott had no meaningful criminal history and there is no known reason he would feel compelled to flee at very high speeds. He stayed on 911 with a police officer, GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger, for some two hours until he was shot while holding the phone.
  • David Elliott made arrangements to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger at Altru. After arriving in front of the E/R David Elliott is seen pointing in the direction where UND officer Jerad Braaten is approaching him. He fled again on four flat tires and was shot through his back window by Jerad Braaten.
  • David Elliott was unarmed.
  • David Elliott had thousands of prescription pills in his truck that BCI agent Michael Ness said where in “bags”.
  • Jennifer Elliott, David Elliott’s wife, said all the pills her husband possessed were all coming from Altru doctors.
  •  Grand Forks PSAP deleted the 911 call.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten was not scheduled to work on the night he interjected himself into a slow speed pursuit and shot David Elliott.
  • UND police officer Jerad Braaten, a rookie cop on his first job, was inexplicably training an intern (on a night he was not even supposed to work), Heather Hopkins, on the night of the shooting.
  • David Elliott was nearly completely stopped atop the Columbia Road Bridge where he was trying to meet GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger. He continued inching forward as Jerad Braaten was pointing a gun at him.
  • The audio portion of UND police officer Jerad Braaten’s body-cam captured him telling Hopkins he hoped to provoke David Elliott into ramming him.
  • David James Elliott told Write Into Action (Timothy Charles Holmseth) that Jerad Braaten attempted to shoot him minutes before the actual shooting, while atop the Columbia Road Bridge, but his gun jammed.
  • The audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals a clicking sound on Braaten’s gun that sounds like a misfire atop the Columbia Road Bridge.
  • Jerad Braaten’s dash-cam was never found and/or entered into BCI evidence.
  • Jerad Braaten’s body-cam was found underneath his squad car where he tried to hide it.
  • Jerad Braaten did not put his body-cam on his shirt until a few minutes before he joined the pursuit and shot David Elliott (although he had supposedly been on-duty for hours).
  • Jerad Braaten had UNDPD intern Heather Hopkins put the body-cam on his shirt, which was placed on him improperly and captured no visual (except the moment it’s thrown under the car).
  • After the shooting, the audio portion of Jerad Braaten’s body-cam reveals he asked Heather Hopkins if she saw David Elliott try to run a police officer over. Hopkins promptly replied yes. Braaten then told her he would need a witness statement confirming it and she said she would give it. However, when Hopkins was interviewed by the BCI she balked, and said she didn’t see what happened.
  • GFPD Sgt. Mark Ellingson, the officer that Jerad Braaten said he was worried about, is captured on audio at the scene telling Jerad Braaten he was never in any danger.
  • UNDPD chief Eric Plummer reprimanded Jerad Braaten in writing regarding issues with his police-cams.
  • GFPD chief Mark Nelson subsequently hired Jerad Braaten onto his Department.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action have been tampered with by someone using a video editor. For instance – dash-cam from the squad car of GFPD officer Dan Harvala is in clear crisp color on most of the footage. However, the portion that actually shows the shooting in the distance has been converted to black and white which obscures the details.
  • Video showing what happened atop the Columbia Road Bridge has been redacted.
  • Videos obtained by Write Into Action reveal the time-stamps on the dash-cams do not even remotely match the events taking place on the officer body-cams.
  • David Elliot was shot three times in the head and his ear drum was blown out. Two of his fingers were shot off but re-attached.
  • After being hired by the GFPD, Jerad Braaten was at the scene of a fireworks accident in Grand Forks where a man’s fingers were blown off. The fingers disappeared. They were found later on a picnic table in East Grand Forks.

The following is my investigative opinion.

  • It is my investigative opinion that Jerad Braaten sounds like a psychopath when he is talking to Heather Hopkins.
  • It is my opinion Jerad Braaten may have taken the fingers from the fireworks scene and kept them. He may have placed them in the Red River Valley Campground as a trophy of what he did to David Elliott and/or an ominous message to the drug trafficking underworld.
  • It is my opinion GFPD chief Mark Nelson has violated his oath, betrayed the public, and is engaging in extensive efforts to cover up events that involve drug trafficking, shootings, and homicide(s).


‘Narcotics Task Force’ shown as lawless criminal death cult in several national cases

by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 24, 2016, 12:55 P.M. CST

Write Into Action’s investigation into the use of extortion by law enforcement officers to coerce naïve youth into acting as drug informants has uncovered very disturbing evidence in the 2008 murder of Florida State University graduate Rachel Hoffman.

The emerging evidence is the result of a four year investigation involving several high profile cases in Florida, North Dakota, and Minnesota.


Rachel Hoffman

Rachel Hoffman

New evidence obtained by Write Into Action implicates the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) and a Leon County, Florida judge in a criminal conspiracy to silence Rachel Hoffman’s doctor who spoke out publically after her murder.

The Hoffman murder was featured on ABC’s 20/20 and Dateline NBC and resulted in Rachel’s Law that went into affect in 2009.

Write Into Action’s most recent discovery reveals the phenomenally brazen and criminal actionable measures secretly initiated by TPD and its affiliates to terrorize and threaten Hoffman’s doctor and family non-stop.


The new Hoffman case evidence was discovered during a separate investigation into the mysterious shooting of David Elliott, an unarmed man that was inexplicably shot six times by a University of North Dakota (UND) police officer in the emergency room parking lot of a Grand Forks, North Dakota hospital.

The North Dakota investigation revealed the UND rookie cop that shot Elliott was associated with members of a shadowy group of mercenaries claiming to be a ‘narcotics task force’.

The ‘narcotics task force’ concept is being exposed as a quasi-hoax; comprised of law enforcement officers and government officials operating a private criminal enterprise of transnational drug trafficking through North Dakota and Minnesota.

Write Into Action’s efforts to obtain 911 records and video from law enforcement in North Dakota has been continuously hindered by stall tactics and serious evidence integrity issues, which include a color police dash-cam video inexplicably changing to low quality black and white during the critical footage of the Elliott shooting.


Andrew Sadek

Andrew Sadek

The Rachel Hoffman murder was effectively mirrored in 2014 when the body of Andrew Sadek was found in the Red River near Breckenridge, Minnesota.

The Sadek case was a national headline story and widely covered by the media including 60 Minutes.

Sadek, 20, had been effectively extorted by law enforcement into acting as a drug informant for a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement task force. The young man was later found in the Red River with a bullet in his head and his back-pack weighted down with rocks.

The feckless investigation into the murder of Sadek has been a horrendous perpetual insult against the Sadek family who have endured published suggestions that the murder of their son could have possibly been a suicide.

Sadek’s violent murder has never been solved. In 2016, John and Tammy Sadek hired Tallahassee Attorney Lance Block to sue Richland County, North Dakota.

The Sadek family has requested the FBI take over the investigation.


Ever increasing evidence shows Universities in North Dakota are unsafe due to drug trafficking that involves rogue law enforcement officers cloaking their criminal activity and black operations with the deceptive phrase ‘narcotics task force’.

Write Into Action has contacted UND President Ed Schafer regarding public records requests that are not being responded to by the UNDPD.

UND President Ed Schafer

UND President Ed Schafer

Write Into Action has requested the Grand Forks police Department provide the name of a person that died of an alleged drug overdose on the same day the police shot Elliott – the GFPD has not released the name.

Write Into Action has requested and made a down payment on the frantic 911 call made by David Elliott shortly after police began chasing him. The call lasted 107 minutes and the public does not know what was said. Write Into Action requested the first seven minutes of the 911 call over three weeks ago and the request has not been filled.

Write Into Action will be releasing the new information on the Hoffman and other cases in the near future.


by Timothy Charles Holmseth on May 5, 2016, 9:12 A.M. CST

Are corrupt police, deputies, and narcotics task force agents in North Dakota having people killed?

Are uncharged drug dealers being used as hit men and mercenaries to avoid prison?

Concerns are growing.

On May 3, 2016, Lance Block, the Tallahassee attorney representing the parents of slain college student Andrew Sadek announced they are filing a lawsuit against Richland County, North Dakota.

Block announced the Sadek’s are seeking damages from Richland County and Jason Weber, the narcotics officer that recruited the naïve 20 year-old college student to work as an informant to avoid felony charges – likely resulting in Andrew being shot in the head and dumped in the Red River.

Andrew Sadek

Andrew Sadek

The crime was never solved.

The State’s power to ‘charge’ a person with a felony for an alleged crime, being used as an extortion tool by law enforcement agents in the field is a life and death issue.

The extortion of low level drug trade players is rapidly becoming a known practice in North Dakota. Young people are becoming involved with narcotics task force officers shortly before very bad things happen.

In February of 2015 a rookie University of North Dakota police officer shot David James Elliott, an unarmed man, three times in the head in the Emergency Room parking lot of a Grand Forks hospital.

Write Into Action initiated a journalistic investigation into the Elliott shooting after learning law enforcement was attempting to cover-up what really happened because it involved the drug trade and “thousands” of pills found in Elliott’s vehicle.

Emerging evidence shows law enforcement officers and public officials in North Dakota and Minnesota are operating a transnational drug trafficking enterprise – likely the enterprise that snared Andrew Sadek. State and federal law enforcement officers are exploiting lower tier street dealers to commit crimes via extortion.

Write Into Action’s investigation into the February, 2015 shooting of Elliott, quickly led to another shooting event that occurred in May, 2015; connecting the exact same officer(s) to an exact same address of a drug dealer.

The drug dealer, Douglass Devonn Palmer, was personally known to police regarding his dealing activities, but had not been charged with a crime.

Palmer’s situation mirror’s Sadek.


On February 28, 2015 Grand Forks Police officer Dan Harvala let a 911 call for a ‘suspicious vehicle’ from Wells Fargo Bank wait in the cue, while he tended to a ‘loud party’ complaint at 1850 South 34th Street, Apartment 217 (Grandview Apartments).

Also located at South 34th Street at that time was UND police officer Jerad Braaten and GFPD officer Matthew Bullinger.

Harvala reports he heard voices; knocked on the door at Apartment 217; but no one answered.

After clearing the call, Harvala responded to the Wells Fargo Bank where a high speed chase of David James Elliott began – the bizarre two hour pursuit ended in Elliott being shot by Braaten in the Altru hospital parking lot.

The Elliott pursuit was beyond bizarre.

Elliott activated his emergency hazard lights and then called 911 after Harvala began pursuing him. Elliott stayed on the phone with 911 for 107 minutes while deputies and troopers followed him from county to county without their red lights activated (thus, not activating the dash-cam) – much of the 911 call was between Elliott and Bullinger.

Write Into Action is still pursuing the 911 call records, which will reveal what Elliott and Bullinger were talking about on the phone.

The pursuit and shooting of Elliott resulted in an investigation by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).

And then…

On May 28, 2015 Harvala once again found himself at 1850 South 34th Street, Apartment 217 where the sound of a gun shot prompted 911 calls.

Within a few hours, Harvala had arrested and charged a Somalian man, Mohammed Aweis Mohammed, with Attempted Murder.

Write Into Action initiated an investigation into the seemingly strange coincidence connecting Harvala and other officers to the South 34th Street address.

Write Into Action discovered strong evidence that suggests law enforcement officers are exploiting bit players in the street drug trade to cover up their involvement in drug trafficking and black operations?

The enterprise is connected to the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Forks Air Force Base.

Write Into Action has prepared a preliminary investigative synopsis of the Mohammed Mohammed shooting case.


On May 28, 2015, Douglass Devonn Palmer telephoned Mursal Shire to come to his residence at 1850 South 34th Street, Apartment 217, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Palmer’s own statements make it clear he initiated the call that resulted in Shire and Mohammed coming to his residence.

Palmer was/is a known drug dealer to the GFPD.

According to police interviews, Palmer personally discussed drug dealing with GFPD detectives Cassetta and Johnson in January, 2015 (one month before the Elliott shooting).

It appears he was nver charged.

On May 28, 2015 …

After receiving a call from Palmer, Shire came to Palmer’s door at Grandview Apartments, accompanied by Mohammed.

Shire and Mohammed allegedly received a ride to Grandview Apartment from Michael Russ Weldemichael – a man they reportedly had been with all day.

Only Palmer and Mohammed were present when police arrived because Shire fled, and Weldemichael was the driver but never came in the building.

Harvala responded to the location around 11:31 P.M.

Palmer and Mohammed gave completely differing stories to police about what happened.

However, according to police records, it appears clear that discussions took place between Palmer, Shire, and Mohammed regarding the tentative acquisition of marijuana from Palmer – or one of his drug connections.

Then, at some point – a gun was pulled and fired.

Mohammed was pistol-whipped and beaten badly by Palmer. Shire fled as soon as soon as the gun came out.  Neighbors called 911. Palmer also called 911 using Mohammed’s phone.

Only a cursory review of Palmer’s statements to police reveals he lied about where the gun came from.


Palmer told Harvala that the gun came from the “waistband of Mohammed’s pants.”

“The firearm was reported to be pulled out of the waistband of Mohammed’s pants by Mohammed, “racked” to chamber a round, and pointed in the direction of Douglass Palmer,” Harvala reported.

But… Palmer apparently forgot what he told Harvala when he was questioned by GFPD officer Matthew Woodley.

Woodley reported, “Mohammed had at least one of his hands in the pocket of his jacket. With his right hand, he pulled out a handgun and ‘racked’ the slide”.

The following is from the police interview:

Woodley: There both Somalian?

Palmer: Yeah

Woodley: K

Palmer: Both are. So, he I guess interprets for him. He’s like, “All right, so, eh, like what do you guys – get it right now.” I’m like it’s 1:00 in the morning but should I call em? How much you have so I know how much he’s gonna charge ya?”

Woodley: K

Palmer: So were asking that and he’s never answering the question on how much he has, so I’m  like, “Okay, eh…” It’s like 1:00 in the morning so you gonna leave both ya’ll, like come on, I need to go to sleep and this is when he leans back while his hands are in his fleece. Forgot to tell you that before that, but he got his hands in his fleece and he pulls out the gun.

Palmer completely changed where the gun came from. He told Harvala that Mohammed pulled it from his waistband; he told Woodley that Mohammed pulled it from his coat pocket.


Mohammed told Harvala the gun came from Palmer’s pocket and maintained that story through several questionings with other officers and agents.


Police records show law enforcement quickly ran the serial number of the gun through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to see if it was stolen – but it was not.

The police records simply make no further mention of the gun’s actual owner or any investigation into that matter.

On May 2, 2016, Write Into Action inquired about the gun’s owner.

“We still have the handgun in our Evidence. There is nothing noted in the Evidence records identifying any particular individual as the owner of the handgun,” said Lt. Derik Zimmel, GFPD.


Mohammed was charged a few hours later by Harvala with ‘Attempted Murder’.

Harvala actually proceeded with multiple felony charges, including ‘Attempted Murder’ without even questioning two of the individuals involved or identifying the owner of the gun.

The only person at the scene that had actually confessed to anything that could be percieved as a crime was Palmer. He physically assaulted Mohammed and was dealing drugs.

At 3:05 A.M. the GFPD issued a press release announcing the ‘Attempted Murder’ charges.

That same day the Grand Forks County States Attorney’s office formally charged Mohammed with ‘Attempted Murder’

The entire set of charges was based upon Palmer’s word. .

Write Into Action is investigating facts that suggest Mohammed was strategically lured to 1850 South 34th Street, Apartment 217, where he was to be framed for ‘Attempted Murder’ through a pre-planned event that would involve gunfire.


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University of North Dakota police department implicated in attempted murder cover-up

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Did North Dakota police officer tamper with body-cam shortly before police shooting?

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